Lionel Messi Branded Most Unlucky Player In Europe

Lionel Messi would have the right to wish for a change in fortunes after the woodwork had rejected him again against Atletico Madrid.

Good luck, Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona star is not used to accident in his famous career, but he has hit the woodwork more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues this season.

Messi scored with a large, curled 25-yard free kick in Saturday’s 1-1 draw to LaLiga-title rivals Atletico Madrid.

Og det var den sjette gang han havde truffet den tværgående baren siden starten 2017-18, i det var bare hans åttende top-flight utseende.

Opta statistics show no player in LaLiga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A or Ligue 1 has hit the woodwork as many times as Messi in this campaign.

Nevertheless, the magnificent Messi has already scored 14 Barca goals in all competitions this season, as well as making a trick for Argentina against Ecuador who led his country to the World Cup – not bad for a player whose overall could easily be so much higher.